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RECYCLING IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY WITH A THAI ELEPHANT CEMENT BAG

Oct 27, 2014 | 0 comments


Siam Cement of Thailand exports massive amounts of cement in bags to Cambodia as the country rebuilds itself following the devastating years of Khmer Rouge suppression. Each bag has an elephant image on it representing the iconic historic symbol of Thailand. In Cambodia, these discarded cement bags are crafted into tote, duffel, and cosmetic bags as well as coin purses by Cambodian craftsmen. The Elephant Story purchases them and returns the proceeds to elephant conservation. The irony of it is most of the elephants being helped came to Thailand from Cambodia to escape the war there. ...They are available in 9 different styles...

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YAO FRAMED CALENDAR

Oct 24, 2014 | 0 comments


The Yao people are an ethnic minority living in the southern Yunan province of China and The Golden Triangle of Thailand. They practice a Taoist form of religion combined with Shamanism. The ethnic Yao people have their own language based on a Chinese dialect using Chinese script. These individual paintings on linen were originally part of a long scroll depicting a daily zodiac calendar describing the fortunes of Yao people born on a given day.      Join our Email List [ccembed:28]  See something on our blog that we don't sell online yet? Give us a call and order it...

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VINTAGE HILL TRIBE HAND CRAFTED PILLOWS

Oct 23, 2014 | 0 comments


THE ELEPHANT STORY EXPANSION STORE FEATURES AN ASSORTMENT OF THESE VINTAGE PILLOWS We now have the ability to display and offer a one-of-a kind assortment of hand made ethnic hill tribe pillows from The Golden Triangle of Thailand where Laos,Myanmar, and Thailand join. The pillows utilize vintage fabric created from natural fibers that are then converted to comfortable works of art for your home.                 Join our Email List [ccembed:28]  See something on our blog that we don't sell online yet? Give us a call and order it over the phone! 830.995.3133 The Elephant Story

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VINTAGE BASKETS HAND CRAFTED BY THE HILL TRIBES OF THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF THAILAND

Oct 21, 2014 | 0 comments


The Elephant Story has assembled a collection of vintage baskets from various hill tribes in The Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar come together. This exotic area is home to numerous ethnic hill tribes who have their own languages, customs and life styles. These baskets from Hmong, Akha, and Karen hill tribes were used in the rice paddy and their mountainous homes to store rice and other products. They now are distinctive home decorative accent pieces with each having it’s own history. Perhaps, some of the baskets carried treats for the elephants of Karen villagers or the opium of...

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HMONG SKINNY JEANS FOR WOMEN

Oct 20, 2014 | 0 comments


The Elephant Story has created a new line of women’s jeans incorporating vintage Hmong vintage fabric on new Levi jeans.  The Hmong people live in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.  During the Vietnam war era, they fought to defend Laos from North Vietnam under the support and guidance of the CIA.  Over the course of the undeclared war in Laos, they suffered massive losses.     -- These ladies skinny jeans come in Levi sizes 28, 29 & 30 --     Join our Email List [ccembed:28]  See something on our blog that we don't sell...

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